Monday, August 18, 2008

some weekend treasures

Flea markets can be a great place to find 'new' linens. Some of my older dish towels were getting quite ratty looking, so when we headed to one of my favorite outdoor flea markets this past weekend, I was hoping to find some replacements. It wasn't until the last row that I spotted any ~ boxes and plastic totes of vintage tablecloths, pillow cases, sheets, dishtowels, napkins, and aprons. All were beautifully pressed and folded...

The top two on the pile are linen dishtowels [most of the other towels there were a bit fancier than what I needed] and underneath are several sets of napkins. The price...50 cents for each set of napkins, can you believe that?...

I also found a little enamelware container for my block of soap by the kitchen sink...

Hope your weekend was fun!

21 comments:

  1. I love your blog and come often to get some inspiration, so I just gave you a Tree Of Happiness Award, go to my blog and join me if you want!

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  2. What beautiful linens you found! I really like that little enamelware container. I'm going to be on the lookout for something like that. Love your pictures!

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  3. Love your dish towels. I found two of those same size enamelware containers but mine have a red edge. I filled mine with buttons. So many people found treasures this weekend...must be magic in the air..lol. cherry

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  4. Lovely, lovely linens! Beautiful. And I LOVE the enamelware container. Great finds!

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  5. Wonderful finds....I'm trying not to covet...lol

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  6. I have my mother's and both grandmother's stuff stored here. I found so many linen dishtowels - I am in heaven!

    Also, lace tableclothes as window treatments.

    Love your blog and pictures!

    ~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

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  7. I love weekend Flea market shopping - especially when you find treasures like you did.

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  8. Oh! Great finds. I'm always looking for those kinds of towels and linens.

    Jody

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  9. Great finds, you just can not find heavy, thick linens like that now. Clarice

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  10. What great linen pieces you found; I love all things linen. And that soap container is wonderful, what a great addition to your kitchen. I love all your finds!

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  11. I love your linens, and also your countertop. It just looks so nice. Your husband did a really beautiful job on it.

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  12. Oh, what marvelous flea market finds! You sure know how to find great deals. I am so excited becuase the flea market season is finally going to start again in Norway!
    ~Emily

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  13. I love your linens...I found a couple at our flea market this weekend too...but nothing as nice as yours!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  14. I could just say ditto, ditto, ditto. Don't you just love it when little treasures like beautiful linens and a great little container can be so exciting? Looks like you're a double winner today. I'm adding you as a winner of the "I Love Your Blog" award. Check back if you want to pass it on.

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  15. Great finds! I have so enjoyed following your blog and seeing your pictures. I tried making rose hip jelly for the first time this weekend and as I was working on it I was thinking about how you post pictures of your ingredients and set-up as well as finished product when you feature recipes, and how I always like to see them. And as I look at different areas of my home now, in the back of my mind I am picturing each area as if I were looking at the pictures in your blog. You have been great inspiration. Thanks!

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  16. Love your blog page, it's simple and to the point, beautiful unique photos you take. Can't wait to see more.

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  17. Anonymous9:23 PM

    Would you mind telling us all about the countertops pictured beneath your enamelware container? I love them. They look as if they might be wooden, but I know a previous post showed your husband's handiwork with concrete countertops. Thanks for your help! Lovely, lovely blog- so comforting, unhurried and calm.
    yours,
    Rachel R

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  18. I love old linens too and to find them pressed too, wow! The enamel tins are wonderful. I use a few as well.

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  19. What marvelous finds. You did very well. I really like the little enamel box for your soap.

    God bless.

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  20. Those are great!

    I love antique handkerchiefs. A few friends think it's a little gross, but I wash them well. And they are so pretty.

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